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10, Cathedral Close

A Grade I Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7228 / 50°43'22"N

Longitude: -3.5288 / 3°31'43"W

OS Eastings: 292183

OS Northings: 92583

OS Grid: SX921925

Mapcode National: GBR P1.8SM6

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.H2K

Plus Code: 9C2RPFFC+4F

Entry Name: 10, Cathedral Close

Listing Date: 29 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333331

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88921

Location: St. David's, Exeter, Devon, EX1

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: St David's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description


CATHEDRAL CLOSE
1.
1092
No 10
SX 9292 NW 3/105 29.1.53
GV
2.
Sometimes called the Gatehouse. In the Middle Ages and later was house of thw
Archdeacons of Barnstaple and Totnes, the frontage onto the road probably being
gatehouse and stables. This range is 2 storeys of Heavitree stone in random and
coursed rubble and includes also the frontage of No 11. Windows are various, including
two large Georgian 1st floor bays, oak mullioned windows of various sizes, and
small stone windows to ground floor. In centre is the famous early C17 oak gate
carved with heavily rusticated cubes, shell design etc. The arch is semi-circular,
with arms of Biship Cotton (1598-1621) over it. This arch leads to small courtyard,
of which No 11 forms the east side. On west is 2 storeys half-timbered building
probably C19. On north is 2 storey hall and chapel of the ancient house. The
former has plastered timber upper floor. Stone arch to screens passage has arms
of Bishop Oldham (1504-1519), but parts of the house may be older. Slate roofs.
Interior: carved wooden ceiling etc 1st floor chapel has Perpendicular east window
and barrel-shaped early C17 plaster ceiling. (NB. The house was occupied mid
C19 by John Gendall, artist, sculptor, etc, so that some of the features may be
suspect. He is responsible for the Flaxman and Thorwaldson reliefs found in the
house).
All the listed buildings in Cathedral Close form a group.


Listing NGR: SX9217892589

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